• Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern are ready to get back to business

    Kuala Lumpur: Congratulations to Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern who finally graduated and are the proud owner of Economics degree from Loughborough University in Britain. And they are excited to play badminton again!Former internationals Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern are keen to rejoin the national badminton team after completing their studies in June

    Former internationals Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern are keen to rejoin the national badminton team after completing their studies in June

    Hui Lin will meet with Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Sunday to explore chances of returning to the Malaysia national team as either a women's doubles player or a mixed doubles player.

  • Lin Dan can't play in World Championships? Not done deal just yet!

    Beijing: China is the superpower of badminton, they have solid depth of elite shuttlers that ranked in the top 100. These shuttlers provided China more versatility for designing a better line-up to target certain tournaments. Don't rule out possibility of Super Dan playing in world championhips just yet

    Don't rule out possibility of Super Dan playing in world championhips just yet
    And you are right, China is capable of pulling off another surprising twist in this year's World Championship by adding Lin Dan to its roster.

  • No wildcard for Lin Dan at World Championships 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR: In last year’s world badminton champioIn World Championships 2013, Lee Chong Wei had to throw in the towel when he succumbed to cramps during the final World Championships match against China's Lin Dan (right).

    In World Championships 2013, Lee Chong Wei had to throw in the towel when he succumbed to cramps during the final World Championships match against China's Lin Dan (right).
    nships, Badminton World Federation (BWF) granted Lin Dan a wild card so he could compete in the tournament. The Olympic champion from China ended up winning his fifth world title after first coming from a game down and then overturning a 10-6 final game deficit to force his great rival, and good friend, Lee Chong Wei to retire at 20-17 down in another epic Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan showdown.
  • Lee Chong Wei: "Welcome back, Lin Dan"

    KUALA LUMPUR: Chong Wei's dramatic defeat against Lin Dan in the final of the London Olympic was exactly the kind of epic showdown that stops him thinking about retiring.I wish I can see them play atleast once before their retired.

    I wish I can see them play atleast once before their retired.

    After 8 months long "vacation" the two-time Olympic Games champion Lin Dan captured the China Masters Grand Prix Gold title last week to jump 19 rungs from No. 104 to No. 83 in the world rankings.

  • Jungle excursion to lift shuttler’s morale (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: A big scale motivation camp for the badminton players will be held at Taman Negara in Pahang from March 12-15.

    It is aimed at uniting and inspiring the team in preparation for the four major tournaments this year – Thomas Cup Finals (May), Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (July), World Championships in Copenhagen (August) and the Asian Games in Incheon (September).

    The camp will be held just days after the All-England (from March 4-9) so that all the shuttlers, including Olympic Games silver medallists Lee Chong Wei, can take part. The national badminton players will attend a motivation camp in Taman Negara, Pahang from March 12-15.

    Independent players are expected to join the motivation camp – only if they are successful in a selection trial soon.

    On Thursday, all the national coaches had a meeting with the National Sports Institute (NSI) team to discuss about the camp and they came out with several proposals.

  • Vivian aims for new milestones in Year of the Horse (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Chinese New Year is the time for family reunions, angpow packets and mandarin oranges.

    Although doubles shuttler Vivian Hoo will be taking a break to enjoy the celebration with family and friends, she is determined that the Year of the Horse will be the one where she and partner Woon Khe Wei achieve new milestones in their three-year partnership.

    Winning a SEA Games gold medal last year was an awesome feat for Vivian but she is not one to rest on her laurels.Vivian Hoo (centre) with her grandmother, 'coach' Lim Ah How, and the rest of the her family members on the eve of Chinese New Year. They are all wearing football jerseys custom-made by her uncle for the 'Home United' team.

    “Winning the SEA Games gold (in Myanmar in December) will always be special but that is in the past. I want to win something bigger and better than a SEA Games gold medal this year,” said the lanky 23-year-old.

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